Information related to research method "Participatory Action Research"

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Supervisors with this research method

  • Faculty of Education and Arts

  • Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education

  • Professor Susan Edwards

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Research Director, Early Childhood Futures

    Areas of expertise: digital practices in the early years; cyber-safety education; philosophy of technology; play and digital play pedagogies; playgroups and enhancing adult capabilities about play

    ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5945-0597

    Phone: +613 9953 3531

    Email: suzy.edwards@acu.edu.au

    Location: ACU Melbourne Campus

    Professor Susan Edwards is Director of the Early Childhood Futures research program in the Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education, Australian Catholic University. Her group investigates the role of play-based learning in the early childhood curriculum for the 21st century. Professor Edwards has completed work as a Chief Investigator on three Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grants: the first examining play-based learning in early childhood education settings; the second, the role of play-based learning in wellbeing and sustainability education; and, the third identifying the characteristics of `converged? play in early childhood. Most recently, Professor Edwards was successful in her application to lead a major ARC Linkage Project awarded to develop an online tool guiding the use of digital technology for service providers in early childhood.

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  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

  • Professor Tracey McDonald AM FACN

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Appointed in 2005 to the RSL LifeCare Chair of Ageing at Australian Catholic University Tracey McDonald has a research and scholarship interest in issues important to veterans, clinicians and older adults concerning safety and quality care of older people; practice-driven research, clinical practice development; information technology; spirituality and life quality. In 2012, a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) was bestowed for her work in nursing, health and aged care, United Nations Expert Groups and development of national and international public health and social welfare policy.

    Qualifications and experience in public health, nursing, midwifery, education and management across the aged care and health services support involvement with public policy, clinical leadership and research.

    As director of the RSL LifeCare Centre for Practice Development and Innovation in Ageing (CPDIA) she is working on developing programs of research that will support the health and wellbeing of both veterans and the general community

    Phone : (02) 9739 2280 (North Sydney) Email : Tracey.McDonald@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat School of Allied Health

  • Dr Joanna Zubrzycki

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Joanna is an Associate Professor of Social Work in the Discipline of Social Work at the Australian Catholic University, Canberra campus. Her main area of research is in the field of collaborative research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics and social work practitioners. From 2011-2014 Joanna was the project leader for a large National Office of Learning and Teaching Grant which produced the first National Teaching and Learning Framework for embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges in social work education. Joanna has also been a research and training advisor on numerous Aboriginal health projects including an award winning NSW Health project funded by the Cancer Institute and Cancer Australia.
    Her publications include book chapters and national and international refereed journals. In 2011 her joint publication with Aboriginal colleagues, Bindi Bennett and Violet Bacon won the presigious Norm Parker award for research publication in the journal Australian Social Work.
    Other research interests social work practice with refugees and asylum seekers. She has been a member of the Board of Management of Companion House, the ACT torture and trauma service. Her work with Companion House includes the provision of clinical supervision for social work staff at the agency as well as joint publications and conference presentations on emerging practice issues. Other areas of practice expertise include; staff supervision and feminist social work practices.

    Joanna's international research profile includes comparative research on Indigenous social work education in Canada and rural social work in the USA and Australia.

    Phone : (02) 6209 1159 (Canberra) Email : Joanna.Zubrzycki@acu.edu.au

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